How’s the region in compliance with the Paris Agreements?

Foto: Mika Baumeister

Just as it is human nature to seek other humans to survive, sustainable development cannot be achieved if governments, private sector, and Civil Society work apart. Without citizen participation, each action towards progress becomes as fragile as a domino line. 

This is why frameworks such as the Paris Agreements exist. In this video made by Fundación Avina (Spanish) we tell you everything you need to know about this Agreement, and how governments and private sector can include civil society in their projects and initiatives to maximize the value of their investments through the knowledge of the region’s social fabric. 


At the IDB, we conducted a diagnostic process called ‘Governments and Civil Society Advancing Climate Agendas,’  to make visible the best practices that work and offer tangible results in including citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean. Across the 137 cases identified, we outline the blueprint to improve these successful practices and replicate them in different contests in the region. 

With the currently emerging challenges for citizen participation, new ways of working towards development have also been created, moving beyond traditional information-exchange relationships between governments and citizens, towards dialogue and articulation in their efforts. This transformation in citizen participation is also motivated by greater demands for transparency, social and environmental accountability for the private and public sectors.

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